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Project Driver


Location: Shinyanga, Tanzania
Salary: Commensurate with required experience and qualifications
Reports to: Administrative Assistant
University Research Co., LLC (URC)
URC is a global company dedicated to improving the quality of health care, social services, and health education worldwide. With a non-profit affiliate, the Center for Human Services (CHS), URC manages projects in over 45-countries, including the United States.
Established in 1965, URC offers a range of technical assistance to strengthen health and social systems and service quality by empowering communities and health workers to identify and scale up locally appropriate solutions to critical problems. Internationally, we expand access to and improve the quality of services addressing maternal, newborn, and child health; infectious diseases, including HIV/AIDS, T8, and malaria; reproductive health and family planning; food and nutrition; and vulnerable children and families. In the US, we focus on improving communication related to issues like substance abuse, with a particular focus on reaching underserved populations.
URC's mission is to provide innovative, evidence-based solutions to health and social challenges worldwide.
Please join us in carrying out our mission (www.urc-chs.com )
Division & Project Overview:
The Quality and Performance Institute (OPI) is a division of URC that has implemented quality improvement and operations research programs in health care since 1981 and continues to be at the cutting edge of health care improvement work in countries around the world.
The USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) is the OPl's leading project that is dedicated to improving health, population and nutrition services through technical support to service delivery institutions, country Ministries of Health, USAID country missions, and cooperating agencies. The project carries on the work of the USAID Health Care Improvement Project (www.hciproject.org) and is focused on building the capacity of host country providers and managers to apply modern quality improvement methods, make essential services accessible to all who need them, and ensure that care is delivered in compliance with standards and client needs, for every client every time
An important global objective of the ASSIST Project is knowledge management: to facilitate documentation and sharing of evidence for improvement of specific care processes, based on the work of individual 01 teams, large-scale improvement efforts, research, and to make this information readily available through Web
Roles and Responsibilities:
The Project Driver will be responsible for [brief overview of the position]. The primary duties include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Drive project vehicle
• Maintain Log-books
• Carry out routine check-up of the vehicle
• Perform other relevant duties as may be assigned by the immediate supervisor
Preferred Qualifications:
Required Experience and Qualifications
• Holder of an advanced/Ordinary secondary school education certificate
• Class 'C' driving license with at least five years' accident free experience
• He/she must have a good knowledge of Kiswahili and English language

Desired Experience and Qualifications
• Knowledge in mechanics will be an added advantage
• Computer skills

Please note: Only candidates who are eligible to work in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania for an indefinite period without a need for sponsorship will be considered for this position.


APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

For immediate consideration, please visit URC's Career Opportunities on the their website page above

You must upload your CV/Resume and your Cover Letter where indicated or send your application package through email to gkessy@urc-chs.com by 7th July 2016.

Also, please complete your application form and attach a completed USAID Form 1420 Contractor
Employee Biographical Data Sheet as well,

Due to the large number of inquiries we receive, only candidates who have met the required experience & qualifications for this position will be contacted. No phone calls please. However, since we are active around the world in the field of public health, we may wish to retain your CV in our database for other/future opportunities, unless you direct us otherwise. Thank you very much for your interest.

URC is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.
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